Whakatane River Walk, Whakatane

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Explore scenic Whakatane with Whakatane River Walk, which connects the town's major historical and scenic features along the river's edge, all the way to where the river meets the sea. The easy path takes you past gardens, a skate park, a playground, and a visitor information center right to The Heads, opening out to the Bay of Plenty. Check out the old wharf and estuary, the row of restaurants, and Mataatua Reserve. You'll also pass a hub for big game fishing, a weigh station frequented by tuna, billfish, and shark fishermen. Additional Maori cultural pieces along the way include a bronze statue of Wairaka and Muriwai's cave. Locals and tourists alike frequent this walkway, drawn by and contributing to its exuberant atmosphere. Plan to visit Whakatane River Walk during your Whakatane vacation using our convenient Whakatane vacation trip planner.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Don't expect excitement,or dramatic scenery. This is a nice quiet walk along the bank of the Whakatane river, but its peaceful, safe, and easy. On a fine day, it's a great place to clear your mind, an...  more »
  • July 11, 2017
    this is a great easy walk for families, walking your dog or for just a nice quiet walk on your own. The track is easy for all walking levels  more »
  • June 18, 2017
    We had a very pleasant walk along the river on Monday morning. Took us about an hour return trip from town. Very little along the route but there are a couple of bars etc. close to town end of the wal...  more »

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